Cut The Chatter.
Conventional handheld planers with straight knife cutterheads are both noisy and can leave chatter marks in the cut. These marks require sanding for a smooth surface. Festool planers feature single-knife spiral cutterheads that sheer-cut the material for a cleaner, smoother cut that is ready to glue or finish. This design also reduces noise levels associated with planing for less user strain and greater comfort.
Smooth cuts are just part of the story with Festool planers. When planing carcasses, trim, panels, or doors, the one-handed EHL 65 is both ergonomic, as well as powerful. With depth control that can be adjusted on-the-fly, spiral cutterhead, and 720 watts (6.0 Amps) the EHL 65 planer fits the bill for most planing applications. The base of the EHL 65 planer featured an angled groove for chamfering operations with the size of the chamfer being controlled by the depth of cut which can be controlled in 1/256" increments.
So many trimming and planing tasks require working in awkward and sometimes difficult to reach areas. Being able to control the planer with one hand allows easy access for challenging cuts, while leaving one hand free to help secure the material. Not only does the EHL 65 planer allow for one handed use, it also produces clean and smooth shear cuts. The spiral single-knife cutterhead cuts quickly, quietly, and cleanly for less re-work and great results. Conveniently arrange the dust collection port on either side of the machine for optimum extraction. It is a simple and straightforward machine that performs like no other.
High Efficiency Dust Extraction
Planers produce more chips and dust than most other tools. One of the fundamental design principles for Festool power tools is consideration for highly effective dust extraction. Effective dust collection saves you time normally spent for clean up and time is money.
The Dust Extraction Difference
To truly appreciate the dust extraction capabilities of the EHL 65 when combined with a Festool dust extractor, you need to see the amount of chips and dust that is produced when not using dust extraction. The photo above shows the result of planing without dust extraction. Festool owners enjoy the pleasure of working in a near-dust free environment.
Festool recommends the CT 22 or 33 with a 36mm hose to best handle the amount of chips produced by the EHL 65.
Depth Adjustment In 1/256" Increments
Use the large, conveniently placed depth adjustment knob to control the depth of cut in 1/256" increments. The EHL 65 planer provides a maximum depth of cut of up to 5/32" and a maximum rabbeting depth of 29/32".
Flexible Dust Extraction Port
The dust extraction port can be used on the left or right side, depending on your working position, so that it does not get in the way. The simple convenience helps you work optimally and more ergonomically.
Parallel and Rabbet Depth Stops
The EHL 65 planer comes standard with a parallel guide which can be attached to the front of the planer without tools. The parallel guide provides additional support and guidance against the edge of the workpiece. The optional rabbet depth stop (488 543) can also be attached to the front of the EHL 65 without tools. Use the rabbet depth stop to set repeatable rabbet depths up to 29/32".
Machined Base Plate with Chamfer Groove
The solid, machined, one-piece base plate on the EHL 65 features a groove in the center, which can be used for creating chamfer cuts. Use the depth control knob to control the size of the chamfer in 1/256" increments. A kick stand is located on the rear of the tool to keep the blade from making contact with a surface when it is not in operation.
The spiral cutterhead design with replaceable cutting knife offers a smooth, chatter-free cut. The simple design of the cutterhead allows the blade to be replaced in seconds with no need for adjustment. The spiral, or angled offset, of the blade produces a smoother cut than a traditional perpendicular configuration. This also reduces the noise level creating a more comfortable working environment.
The side cutter guard on the EHL 65 planer swings upward as the depth of the rabbet increases to keep the cutter blade safely hidden.
Power Switch Lock Out
Work safer with an integrated power switch lock out button. The lock out button prevents accidental triggering of the tool.
The ergonomic handle combined with well-balanced design of the EHL 65 planer means that you can operate it with only one hand. This allows you to secure the material with your other hand.
The EHL 65 planer weighs only 5.3 pounds which means it can be used in horizontal or vertical applications with greater control. The slim body design with a low center of gravity offers a planing width of 2-9/16" which is perfectly suited for planing and scribing edges.
The superior blade design and configuration on the EHL 65 planer results in smooth cuts that are glue or finish ready. Save time by not having to sand the material after planing. You will be amazed by the quality of the cuts produced by the EHL 65.
13' Power Cable
At the end of your rope? Not with the EHL 65 planer that comes standard with an extra long 13-foot power cable. The EHL has plenty of extra cord length to handle passes down a long piece of material.
On-board Wrench Storage
The wrench used for replacing blades on the EHL 65 is conveniently stored in the rear of the tool. Avoid being miles from your shop and realizing that you don't have the proper hex key. Just one more way you can work smarter with Festool.